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16th century, from Latin obvius (being in the way so as to meet, meeting, easy to access, at hand, ready, obvious) +‎ -ous, from ob- (before) + via (way).

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈɑb.vi.əs/, (fast speech) /ˈɑ.vi.əs/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈɒ.vɪəs/, /ˈɒb.vɪəs/, (fast speech) /ˈɒv.jəs/
  • Hyphenation: ob‧vi‧ous

obvious (comparative more obvious, superlative most obvious)

  1. Easily discovered, seen, or understood; self-explanatory.
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  • “obvious”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
  • “obvious”, in OneLook Dictionary Search.
  • obvious in Britannica Dictionary
  • obvious in Macmillan Collocations Dictionary
  • obvious in Ozdic collocation dictionary
  • obvious in WordReference English Collocations

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